I miss my best friend.
Before I begin I would suggest anyone that are in rooms with lots of dust to not read this. Your eyes will probably thank you.
Today I lost my best friend. I suppose it's corny or even weird to say a dog could be your best friend but that's what my dog was to me. I'm doing this more I guess vent out some emotions because today has started out rather rough. About 14 years ago I got my dog. He was a Cocker Spaniel. I was rather young when I got him and I was really into Star Wars at the time. My mother and I decided to name him Chewy after the wookie character from the Star Wars movies. His long blond curly hair was what gave us the idea and the fact he was so friendly. He just reminded me allot of the character....minus the whole ripping your arm off of course lol.
He was a huge hit with my family when we got him home as a pup. My father who really was indifferent to dogs really took a liking to him immediately. Besides the charm he seem to have my dad seem to really like him because he had a habit of chasing our cats around the house(which drove my dad crazy because they always seem to be wanting food) so when Chewy chased them I suppose he scored some big points with my dad.
I remember all the times I use to spent playing with him as a young kid. His favorite thing in the world to do when he was a pup was to catch me walking down the hallway and tear my socks off. He seem to really get a kick out of doing that to anyone that walked around in the house. For a while we were all paranoid and started wearing shoes. I think he accomplished what he desired lol.
In his later years when he got older he started turning into a real attention whore and would do things just to get everyones attention. His favorite thing to do was to flop down in front of someone and roll over on his back and just kick with all four legs up in the air. He would keep doing it until someone give him the attention he desired. Of course he also did this to get himself doggy treats. His favorite was to eat banana flavored Popsicles. He would go out of his way to get someones attention if it meant he could get a treat. It was something my family and I really liked about him.
Of course he didn't do everything to be cute, sometimes he was a real pain in the ass. One of the things he did, and he did this right up until the day he died. He would get up on my bed and would start digging at the sheets just to rip them off the mattress. I probably will miss that the most about him. The annoying stuff he did to try and get under my skin. Its amazing how such a little thing he did to tick me off is probably what I will miss the most. Another thing he seem to get a kick out of was running through the neighborhood just so I could chase after him. He actually did this even when he was a pup. Those stunts always seem to blow my top and I will miss those days.
I wont get into the details of his passing. A few months back I recall posting here about him coughing and some of you told me it was heart disease and something of the sort. Anyways I took him to the vet. My family and I basically prepared for the worst after we got him his medications. He lived for a few moths and was really comfortable. He did allot of the stuff he use to do before he had the coughing fits.
Eventually today happened... My father and I made the decision it was time for him to be put to sleep. It troubled my father, mother and myself greatly, but we knew he needed to go to a better place. The last thing I remember saying to him before he was euthanized. "Chewy if you want to run off this time go ahead, I wont stop you this time." I just buried him a few hours ago. :( I'm sure I'll get over this in a few weeks, but it will take some time. I'm trying to remember the good times I had with him and the annoying things he use to do that would piss me off. I'm gonna really miss my friend allot. So when you see your pets at some point in the day be sure to give them lots of attention and maybe a treat. You never know just how much you will miss them when they are gone. Right now I'm dealing with that today.
Very sorry to hear about you losing Chewy.
Sounds like you gave him a great home.
Just remember that when you're ready, you can do that again for another dog.
Man, I'm very sorry for your loss, buried a few myself
I had to put down my best friend, Dax, this summer. I know the intense pain you feel. You gave Chewy a great home and love, and when he could no longer proudly be a dog you made the most difficult, but right, decision you could make.
I was a wreck for 3 days, and depressed for weeks. But gradually the fond memories will replace the sadness. Do not let ANYONE tell you that your grief is wrong.
A good friend told me, and I agree, that one of life harshest inequities is the difference in life span between man and his dog. My condolences, friend.
You're not wierd man. A dog really can be your best friend.
No agendas, no back stabbing, jealousy or passive agressive bullshit.
The companionship, friendship and rock solid loyalty you get from a dog is what ends up making him your best bud.
Lost my boy Max on 9-5-07. I still think about him everyday.
When my new boy, Cooper, goes, it will be the same way.
Sorry for your loss. It'll never go away completely, but it WILL get better.
Sorry to here about your loss. Nothing weird about how you are feeling.
I just lost my dog Kipper today. I think what will help me the most is remembering those unique little things he did like Chewy did for you.
Those are the priceless memories that will never fade away and will alwys be in your heart.
So sorry to read this I had to put my 14 year old cocker to sleep about 9 years ago, broke my heart, I thought that I had the best, he was the best I had ever seen as far as house broken, even to this day, The next year my wife walked in with a red and white parti cocker,Snickers, he is now 8 and not near the house broken perfection that Baxter was, he is the best I have ever had, more personality than most people, loves everyone and never stops fetching ...till 2 months ago when he lost his sight, I will love him and care for him just as he loves me, till my dieing breath. I had my green wing macaw pass unexpectedly this past summer ,she was 7 and should have had 70 more years...totally broke my heart, she was the most awesome pet I have ever had, except possibly Snickers. Buffet, my macaw should have been here for my grandchildren's children...she was so gentle and beautiful. Losing one hurts so much,sorry just had to share in your grief, cause that is what it is indeed
Today I lost my best friend. I suppose it's corny or even weird to say a dog could be your best friend but that's what my dog was to me.
It's never corny to say that a dog could be your best friend, as they provide us with soo much enjoyment, and unconditional love, wanting nothing more than a little food, a little water, and a pat on their head from time to time. I had actually just finished browsing through a photo album I did for my APBT Boodha that passed 5 years ago this upcoming New Years Eve, and was thinking about how much I still miss him, and think of all the things he did that annoyed me, that I give anything to have right now! Dogs really are man's best friends, and to get emotional when a member of our family passes on, regardless of whether they've got two legs or four, isn't corny. I'm sorry for the loss of Chewy, and will certainly be keeping him, yourself and his family and friends in my prayers, may he rest in peace.
To have loved and then said farewell, is better than to have never loved at all.
For all of the times that you have stooped and touched my head, fed me my favorite treat and returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you.
For the care that you gave to me so unselfishly.
For all of these things I am grateful and thankful.
I ask that you not grieve for the loss, but rejoice in the fact that we lived, loved and touched each others lives. My life was fuller because you were there, not as a master/owner, but as my FRIEND.
Today I am as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among the flowers and the Sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures.
I can run, jump, play and do all of the things that I did in my youth. There is no sickness, no aching joints and no regrets and no aging.
We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and know that togetherness is forever.
You live in our hearts as we do in yours. Companions such as you are so rare and unique.
Don't hold the love that you have within yourself. Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies, and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.
Your Pets In Heaven
I still miss my 'brother', Moose. It has been four and a half years, but I was still talking about him with my parents over the holiday weekend like it was a few weeks ago.
I'll give my girl now a hug for you. He'll be waiting for you when the time comes.
Sorry to hear about your dog, Chewy.
It really seems bad lately for ARFCOM pets.